Thanks to lots of guild sewing and the generosity of several members, as well as Branum's Sewing and Vacuum, AMQG was able to present Family Promise of Augusta with all of these beautiful quilts and pillowcases, plus more! An administrator from Family Promise gave a presentation detailing how the organization works and who they help. Afterwards we packed up multiple bags of quilts to be distributed to families in the program. We hope the families feel the care stitched into each quilt and enjoy the warmth it brings as they work towards a better life.
|Nan, our VP of Charity with our guest speaker.|
|Many hands to fold many quilts!|
|President Heather helps fold our QuiltCon entry for some lucky family!|
In more charity news Lynn, Gayle, and Kelly collected all of our Improv with Intent blocks and came up with a preliminary layout for the 2016 QuiltCon challenge quilt. Once again y'all knocked it out of the park---the blocks are fabulous! The initial plan looked great and will make a striking quilt when we get them put together with background fabric and sashing. And on that note, we need everyone to come to the sew-in on November 8th to help get our challenge entry put together. Don't fret if you are concerned that your sewing skills won't measure up; as we know, there is more to piecing a quilt than sewing quarter-inch seams! Bring your tools and your enthusiasm for a fun afternoon!
Winner, Winners! October was all about winners! Janie was the winner of the 50 Cent Raffle and received. Wonder what she will bring next month? Sweet Nan brought a bonus Halloween goodie bag. Thanks, Nan!
Speaking of Janie----she graciously agreed to head our new fund-raising committee! There are many creative ideas floating around. We cannot wait to hear what Janie and her group decide we will do first!